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Spaced out : radical environments of the psychedelic sixties

Author: Alastair Gordon
Publisher: New York : Rizzoli, ©2008.
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The utopian sixties inspired revolutionary and alternative ways to live, love, and entertain--and equally radical spaces to do it in. Stimulated by the psychedelic drug culture, rebel designers and architects distorted space to create womblike coves and isolation chambers, forging a spatial vocabulary that still reverberates today. At the same time, the tune-in-turn-on-drop-out message lured youths into far-flung  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Alastair Gordon
ISBN: 9780847831050 0847831051
OCLC Number: 166387917
Notes: "Crash pads, hippie communes, infinity machines, and other"--Cover.
Description: 302 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 32 cm
Contents: Part I. Soft landings : Enchanted loom --
Infinity machines --
Crash pads --
Soft city --
Part II. Outlaw nation : Unsettlers --
Magic circles --
Frontier mystics --
Epilogue : The fall of drop.
Responsibility: Alastair Gordon.
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The utopian sixties inspired revolutionary and alternative ways to live, love, and entertain--and equally radical spaces to do it in. Stimulated by the psychedelic drug culture, rebel designers and architects distorted space to create womblike coves and isolation chambers, forging a spatial vocabulary that still reverberates today. At the same time, the tune-in-turn-on-drop-out message lured youths into far-flung communes, often under the roofs of brightly painted geodesic domes draped and tie-dyed fabric. Idealistic and anarchic enclaves with names like Drop City and Morning Star redefined the concept of community, inventing a wildly spontaneous way of building and dwelling.

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"""Alastair Gordon's big, richly illustrated book vividly recalls a time when boundaries of art, architecture and life were dissolving in a trippy haze, and utopia seemed but a stone's throw away. Read more...

 
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